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Doubletree Hotel Rooms Full - Temporarily

Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
edited March 2005 in PAX Archive
I've been getting calls this morning from people unable to book rooms because they're sold out. I'm working on it and more rooms should be available later this afternoon. Thanks.

-robert

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  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    I've been getting calls this morning from people unable to book rooms because they're sold out. I'm working on it and more rooms should be available later this afternoon. Thanks.

    -robert
    Woah. This aint good. Where is a good place if nothing comes up?

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited March 2005
    ok problem fixed. The hotel has nearly 400 rooms, so we should be okay. Right now Fri/Sat are at about 175 each. If it looks like we'll need more than the 400 the Doubletree can handle, we'll start talking to other hotels as well.

    -robert

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  • graizurgraizur __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2005
    woh.

    I think more people heard how it was last year and like me decided that staying at another hotel was completely unacceptable.

    I already booked a room but may end up sleeping on the floor of a friends room instead. if thats the case I will cancel as soon as my other arrangements are made and you will have one extra room. Big whoop, i know, but I just started rambling.

    PS: how do I find out or book/change my current book to be a speccific room?

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Well, I'm glad I booked my hotel room, then.

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  • NintoNinto Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    graizur wrote:
    woh.

    I think more people heard how it was last year and like me decided that staying at another hotel was completely unacceptable.

    I already booked a room but may end up sleeping on the floor of a friends room instead. if thats the case I will cancel as soon as my other arrangements are made and you will have one extra room. Big whoop, i know, but I just started rambling.

    PS: how do I find out or book/change my current book to be a speccific room?

    You can request specific rooms or move or upgrade when you check in.

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  • LeeLee Registered User
    edited March 2005
    I'm curious. Is anyone booking a room for two people but actually planning on cramming six into it?

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  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    i have a room all to myself because i rock

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    Borfase wrote:
    i have a room all to myself because i rock

    No, it's because nobody wants to risk being urinated upon... :)

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  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    Legacy wrote:
    Borfase wrote:
    i have a room all to myself because i rock

    No, it's because nobody wants to risk being urinated upon... :)

    and because i rock

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    duhhhh i like spaghetti-o's lolz
  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    Borfase wrote:
    Legacy wrote:
    Borfase wrote:
    i have a room all to myself because i rock

    No, it's because nobody wants to risk being urinated upon... :)

    and because i rock

    Well, that's obvious.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    Moriveth wrote:
    Well, I'm glad I booked my hotel room, then.

    I was 5 seconds away from PM-ing you.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    Lee wrote:
    I'm curious. Is anyone booking a room for two people but actually planning on cramming six into it?

    As someone who has worked the front desk of a hotel before, I can say to you, "don't do that."

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  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    The Geek wrote:
    Lee wrote:
    I'm curious. Is anyone booking a room for two people but actually planning on cramming six into it?

    As someone who has worked the front desk of a hotel before, I can say to you, "don't do that."
    alot of people did that last year, silly goose

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  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    that's what we did last year... and what we're doing this year....

    :)

    just remember to put the do not disturb sign on your door knob so that housekeeping doesn't come clean your room and finds ALOT of stuff!!!



    SmallLady

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    The Geek wrote:
    Lee wrote:
    I'm curious. Is anyone booking a room for two people but actually planning on cramming six into it?

    As someone who has worked the front desk of a hotel before, I can say to you, "don't do that."

    No...don't say that...Say "Don't talk about that."

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited March 2005
    I'm just curious... but I live in Tacoma (45 minutes away), would it be a good idea for me to rent a room at the Doubletree anyways?

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    Hacksaw wrote:
    I'm just curious... but I live in Tacoma (45 minutes away), would it be a good idea for me to rent a room at the Doubletree anyways?

    I'd say yes. You probably don't want to make that drive for three days. :|

    Hell, I just live over here in Kirkland, and I'm thinking of getting one...

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited March 2005
    The question being, of course, who on these forums can I trust not to sodomize me in my sleep?

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    I might take a few people home with me 8) . most likely most of the space will be taken up by my friends, but if you have a sleeping blanket and don't mind sleeping on the floor. and unlike most of the crap I do for people, its free.

    Ladies I'm talking to you. :D

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  • AvenroshAvenrosh Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    I just got a room for Aug 25th-27th and they quoted me $89 for the special rate. Did the rate change since they had to open up more rooms?
    Borfase wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    Lee wrote:
    I'm curious. Is anyone booking a room for two people but actually planning on cramming six into it?

    As someone who has worked the front desk of a hotel before, I can say to you, "don't do that."

    alot of people did that last year, silly goose

    Yeah, it's cool as long as you don't trash the place. They would never know about it.

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  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited March 2005
    Legacy wrote:
    Hacksaw wrote:
    I'm just curious... but I live in Tacoma (45 minutes away), would it be a good idea for me to rent a room at the Doubletree anyways?

    I'd say yes. You probably don't want to make that drive for three days. :|

    Hell, I just live over here in Kirkland, and I'm thinking of getting one...

    :lol: me too

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited March 2005
    Avenrosh wrote:
    I just got a room for Aug 25th-27th and they quoted me $89 for the special rate. Did the rate change since they had to open up more rooms?

    Is anyone else having this problem? In the meantime i'll get a hold of our hotel contact.

    -robert

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Avenrosh wrote:
    I just got a room for Aug 25th-27th and they quoted me $89 for the special rate. Did the rate change since they had to open up more rooms?

    Is anyone else having this problem? In the meantime i'll get a hold of our hotel contact.

    -robert
    Yeah, it was more expensive for me too. I figured they just raised prices.

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    OK, so what are the de facto rates? $75? $89? What? I'd much rather room with someone than have my own room, but that's just me... women or men, doesn't matter, I'm not gay in real life (but I play a total manlover on teh intarwebs)

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2005
    I booked over the phone on Sunday night and they got me in for 74 dollars a night. :)

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  • Brass MonkeyBrass Monkey Registered User
    edited March 2005
    I just booked yesterday online and it was $74. :)

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited March 2005
    So here was the reply i got this morning:

    "Good Morning Robert-

    If he was quoted a $89.00 rate he was most likely making reservations for 3 people in the room. The rate for 1 or 2 people per room is $74.00 if there is 3 or more people in the room the rate will go up 15.00 per person. So if there is 4 people in the room the rate would be 99.00."

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  • AnexkahnAnexkahn Registered User
    edited March 2005
    I tried to book today (tuesday), they say there are no more 2 queen rooms on the pax rate, they quoted me 159.00 a night =/

    Can you look into this, and advise if you are able to up the number of 2 queen rooms available?

    thanks!

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  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    suckers

    this is why you book a room right away even if you are not 100% sure if you are going

    like me

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited March 2005
    working on it. :)

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited March 2005
    I went with the Bellevue Lodge again, its cheaper and closer to PAX then the Doubletree anyways, and right next to a subway.

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    Yeah, but are there any rooms left there?

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  • UlyssesdracoUlyssesdraco Registered User
    edited March 2005
    Heh, I'm gonna fit 6 people into a one person room, cause when I booked they only had those rooms left.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    If anyone needs a backup plan, I'll probably be able to host a couple of people at my apartment. It's about a 10 minute drive from the expo. I can even provide transportation.

    If you are over 21, we can even hit up some bars in Seattle if we have time.

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited March 2005
    Just got off the phone with them, and right now there are only 13 double rooms left in the hotel, which should be allocated to our block now. If you call and don't get 'em, I'm working on negotiating a similar rate at the neighboring hotels. To give you an update, we've booked 573 room nights so far, which is actually about 150 more than we did last year.

    -robert

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2005
    Doc, I can provide alcohol and multiple air mattresses. Need 'em?

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited March 2005
    Renting a room. Anyone wanna bunk with me? I'd be willing to foot half the bill. Booze and hookers will earn you bonus points.

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  • GrathGrath Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2005
    Just got off the phone with them, and right now there are only 13 double rooms left in the hotel, which should be allocated to our block now. If you call and don't get 'em, I'm working on negotiating a similar rate at the neighboring hotels. To give you an update, we've booked 573 room nights so far, which is actually about 150 more than we did last year.

    -robert

    We tried toget a room right after reading this post and we were unable to.

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited March 2005
    can you elaborate on that? time? type of room? # of people?

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  • SlignotSlignot Registered User
    edited March 2005
    So here was the reply i got this morning:

    "Good Morning Robert-

    If he was quoted a $89.00 rate he was most likely making reservations for 3 people in the room. The rate for 1 or 2 people per room is $74.00 if there is 3 or more people in the room the rate will go up 15.00 per person. So if there is 4 people in the room the rate would be 99.00."
    I have a pricing question.

    I booked my hotel room on the 10th, and the information I printed out showed I was charged $74 per person plus various taxes, even though it was a reservation for Thrack and myself. I put in the code as instructed. Is it really supposed to be $74 for 1-2 people?

    If so, I will want to have them reduce the amount they plan to bill me.

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